Trailer for TNT's The Alienist smells the blood of an Englishman

The Alienist Dakota Fanning Luke Evans Daniel Bruhl

In exactly two months, the twenty-plus year journey of author Caleb Carr's The Alienist from the page to the screen will be complete when the premiere episode of an event series based on Carr's novel will be airing on TNT. In anticipation of the series debut, a new trailer has been released online and can be seen below.

Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning star in the psychological thriller, which begins when   

a series of haunting murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and forensics, this band of social outsiders set out to apprehend one of New York City's first serial killers. 

The lead trio and Geraghty are joined in the series by Douglas Smith, Matthew Shear, Matt Lintz, Robert Ray Wisdom, and Q'orianka Kilcher.

Directed by Jakob Verbruggen and executive produced by Cary Fukunaga, The Alienist will premiere on TNT's television, mobile, and digital platforms on Monday, January 22nd at 9pm.

Check out the trailer below and see if The Alienist looks like a show you would like to watch.

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